Volunteers Maintaining the Largest Public Dahlia Display Garden on the East Coast | Based at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Great River, NY

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See the 2017 Calendar for year round dahlia events

Upcoming Events

Membership Meeting

Thursday, March 16, 2017

East Islip Library

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

6:30 PM Special Guest Speaker
Nelson W. Sterner
Executive Director, Bayard Cutting Arboretum

followed by

2nd Annual LIDS Irish Soda Bread Blind Taste Test Contest!

Attention LIDS bakers, bring your best Irish Soda Bread, cut up for sampling. Members vote, the winner gets “bragging rights” and wins a tuber of the LIDS 2017 Show AC Abby! Plus two more AC Abby tubers will be in the raffle this month.

2017 Cornell Spring Gardening School

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Registration is open, find details at www.ccesuffolk.org

LIDS 2nd Dahlia Show Date Change

Our 2nd show will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 14-15, 2017

Bayard Cutting Arboretum Carriage House

Year Round

Saturday Mornings at the William Wolkoff Garden

Each Saturday during the dahlia season (typically late March to November, unless otherwise notified) our volunteers meet at 9:00 AM at the William Wolkoff Dahlia Garden in Bayard Cutting Arboretum.

Under the leadership of the Garden Director Joe Lysik, our volunteers support the garden by preparing the tubers for planting, maintaining the garden during the bloom times, through the digging up the tubers at the end of season, this is a hands-on learning experience, all are welcome.

Work in the garden is followed by coffee and cake at 11:00 am.